buggs_moran wrote: Sure, it would be very easy the way I have it set up... The only problem is the look.
- The circular plumes will not look right on Earth.
- I am not sure, but didn't Triton have geysers, not volcanoes? I have an idea for geysers though....
Yes, I found that the eruptive material is probably liquid nitrogen, dust, or methane compounds from beneath the surface. But I think that at -235?°C as is Triton's surface, everything freezes immediately, producing this way a volcanic plume, IMO. One of Voyager's images shows an actual plume rising 8 km above the surface and extending 140 km
buggs_moran wrote:- I even thought about Enceladus at one point too, but wasn't sure about the geometry there either.
I found no evidence of volcanoes on Enceladus, only a theory that says that Enceladus is very likely the source of the material in Saturn's E ring. And since the material cannot persist in the ring for more than a few thousand years, it must be due to very recent activity on Enceladus.
But up to now, as for what I could find, there is no evidence of this.
EDITED LATER: Sorry, my fault, Enceladus HAS them, as shown herehttp://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/i ... ageID=2779
and herehttp://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/i ... ageID=2826
while in this image there are the positions of the 8 found emission locations:http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/i ... ageID=2778
buggs_moran wrote:- If you feel like getting a list of sites together, I can look into building them.
Well, you are very kind as usual, Chris, so I'll give a look to find locations on Triton and a couple on the Earth, too.
BTW, the volcanic plumes on Earth volcanoes are more vertical, I mean that ejecta fall down along the volcan's slope, so perhaps you can modify the circle in a very elongated vertical ellipse, if I understood the way in which plumes work. This should provide moreover a closer distance among ejecta, with the result of a denser plume, so closer to the Earth's ones. Regarding Triton, I think that it should have equally an elliptical shape, but horizontal, instead of vertical as on the Earth (remember, the plume imaged by Voyager was 8 km hign and 140 wide!).